DAY 2: Peace in our Community

  • Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.  – Matthew 5:9
  • So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. – Romans 14:19
  • If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. – Romans 12:18

OBSERVATION: When Jesus spoke these words, he wasn’t commanding us to be passive or have a laissez-faire type of attitude. He wasn’t talking about being tolerant or even an appeaser.  Being a peacemaker is about chasing after it, accepting our responsibility for it and even fighting for it.  If you are a Christ-follower and you are not at peace with those around you, pray that God would help you be obedient to the words of our Lord.

PRAYER: “Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.  Where there is hate may I bring love. Where offense, may I bring pardon.  May I bring union in the place of discord.” -St. Francis of Assisi

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